Today

Story Behind The Song

I wanted to write a song that took it's narrative from stories in the newspaper.

Song Description

It's kind of an alt-country "Day in the Life" in that the lyrics are taken from the newspaper.

Song Length 5:10 Genre Country - Alternative, Folk - Rock
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant, Peaceful Subject Existence, Judgement
Similar Artists Neil Young, Soul Asylum Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

I drove past the old house just the other day
the grass was getting high and the paint had been chipped away
but if these walls could talk what tale would they relate
of two people just trying to get by living from day to day

Feels like I'm giving up for the first time today
Feels like I'm giving up for the first time today

Two cops pulled up next door and took the old man downtown
hand-cuffed and head bowed he looked both shameful and proud
to rid himself of his burden too long painful and too much
a child grows to be an adult and the cycle spins of an improper touch

Feels like I'm giving up for the first time today
Feels like I'm giving up for the first time today

Some say love is all you need and tell it's all there is
the greatest gift and the next best thing to eternal bliss
if the power of love is so strong could you tell me this
how can it be betrayed with something as simple as a kiss

Feels like I'm giving up for the first time today
Feels like I'm giving up for the first time today

Lyrics Chris DeMay Music West of Rome
Producer Jay Bennett Publisher Prairie Wind Howl Music, ASCAP
Performance Chris DeMay, vocals, guitar, Marc Alberts, vocal, piano, organ, Tom Cox, bass, Andy Beaumont, drums, Chris Bain, violin, Michelle Anthony, vocals, Label Slothtrop Records
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

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